Researchers are hard at work looking for biodegradable alternatives to plastic to wrap up and store our food and drinks without insulting the environment.
Getting rid of plastic waste across the board is unrealistic, but learning how to use less plastic overall — and recycle the rest — may be our best hope.
Dutch inventor Boyan Slat hopes his marine plastic collector will help solve the growing problem of too much plastic in the ocean.
Strawless in Seattle: the average American uses 38,000+ straws over a lifetime without thinking about the implications of all this plastic going to waste.
Method Home, Lush, Dell, G-Star RAW and Norton Sunglasses are among the companies putting plastic ocean waste to use in their products & packaging.
The Rozalia Project’s Cora Ball works in any washing machine by catching plastic microfibers so they can’t flow out with the drain water.
Polyester fleece clothing sure is cozy and comfy, but it just may be trashing our oceans by shedding microfibers in our washing machines that are too small for wastewater treatment facilities to filter out.
A carbon tax is a win-win for people and the planet, as it helps reduce both climate change and ocean pollution by aligning polluters’ incentives with the environment goals of society.
Dear EarthTalk: What’s the latest on efforts to ban plastic bags? How many U.S. locales have instituted some kind of ban, and have these initiatives made a dent in the amount of plastic litter? — Melinda Clarke, New York, NY California made big news recently when it announced the first statewide ban on plastic shopping bags […]